Global AgriInno Challenge 2020


Global AgriInno Challenge 2020 is coming!

Join us now, and you will have the chance to share information and enhance your knowledge on smart agriculture, innovation and start-up practice through a unique global network composed of United Nations’ mentors, leading angel investors, academic experts and youth agripreneurs from the global agri-food sector.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Zhejiang University, are co-organizing the Global AgriInno Challenge 2020 to harness innovation solutions in response to the challenges associated with ‘distribution and sales of agri-food products’.

Please submit your team’s application by 17 October 2020 (24:00 CEST).

The selected teams will be invited to further develop and pitch their digital development solutions in Zhejiang Province, China on 27-28 November 2020 with all relevant expenses covered. Winning teams will be granted seed funding, and the opportunity to participate in a one-week agro-bootcamp and world study tour. So, are you ready to join us?

Remote participation is an option for international teams due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Benefits for participation

The selected teams to attend the final competition in China will benefit from:

2-day professional development on around your team’s solution through an approach of co-creation with other young agripreneurs/innovators and experienced experts worldwide. All expenses for attending this final competition in China will be covered, including a) travel expenses: round-trip flight and/or train; local transportation fee (taxi/bus/subway); b) accommodation and meals; c) visa application fees as applicable for international participants.
The access to open data sets from FAO and other partners.
Advices from experienced experts from UN, international organizations, the private sector and academia, and the chance to have a dialogue with high-level representatives from leading companies and organizations.
The chance to meet top angel investors from venture capital funds and business leaders in agri-food sector who may invest in your solutions.
The chance to build your global network in smart agriculture with a multitude of stakeholders.
The top winner teams will receive seed funding (the amount will be communicated at later stage).
The top winner teams will have the opportunity to join a one-week agro-bootcamp and World Study Tour (training, travel and accommodation covered) in 2021 to visit FAO and meet world leading companies and organizations in the agri-food innovation sector


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